Many employers and HR professionals have discovered an untapped talent pool. These employees have proven to be a good hire and are the right fit for the job. But they have an arrest or conviction record. What does this mean for their company? Can this be good hiring?
To help hiring decision-makers better understand what it means to hire a person with a past record, we implemented a public education campaign focused on “fair chance” hiring. A Good Hire: Resources for Finding Undiscovered Talent shares information and real stories from employers and HR professionals who have considered and hired qualified people who have past arrests or convictions.
By reaching out directly to the employer community, A Good Hire seeks to encourage businesses in the Bay Area to expand their hiring to include opportunities for people who may have had a past arrest or conviction. Hiring people with records presents direct benefits to businesses – access to a pool of untapped workers, tax incentives and wage subsidy opportunities, and protection from legal liability for improper hiring practices.
A Good Hire Campaign webSite
Our campaign website features best practices for hiring people with records, as well as practical and useful information on how to access an untapped pool of talent, help businesses protect themselves from liability concerns and use arrest or conviction record information to hire in compliance with the law.
Join us on LinkedIn
Our LinkedIn page, geared specifically toward HR professionals, brings the stories and resources of A Good Hire directly to the people making hiring decisions.